Nigeria, Niger, Benin to form joint border patrol team

The essentials: Foreign Ministers of Nigeria, Niger and the Republic of Benin met in Abuja last week to discuss issues around Nigeria’s partial border closure. The delegates agreed to a joint border task force to combat smuggling.

The context: Nigeria’s August border closure continues to be an inconvenience for its eastern and western neighbours, Benin and Niger. → Read the rest “Nigeria, Niger, Benin to form joint border patrol team”